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Virtual Food Drive
September 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
The University of Maryland is organizing a virtual food drive to provide food supplies to areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
From Sept. 27 to Oct. 28, 2017, UMD faculty, staff and students, as well as the local community, will aim to donate over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce to those in need. Modeled by the #GiveHealthy Movement, the virtual food drive provides an alternative to traditional in-person food drives that are limited to non-perishable donations. The drive allows individuals to select items from a curated list of healthy foods created by various hunger organizations. These items are purchased online and delivered directly to organizations once the drive is complete.
The food drive will conclude on Oct. 28, during UMD’s homecoming game against Indiana University. The community can also make in-person food donations from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Riggs Alumni Center.
Virtual food drive donations can be made by visiting go.umd.edu/Virtual-Food-Drive.